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Islamophobia at its best: U.K. refuses giving asylum to Asia Bibi out of fear

Britain has rejected an appeal for asylum from Asia Bibi, the Pakistani Christian acquitted of blasphemy last week who is under the threat of death from Islamic leaders who struck a deal with her government to block her exit.

The British government said allowing Bibi to enter the U.K. would cause unrest among Muslims, according to an advocate, the Huffington Post reported.

Wilson Chowdhry, chairman of the British Pakistani Christian Association, said he’s been led to believe that the British government “had concerns that her moving to the UK would cause security concerns and unrest among certain sections of the community and would also be a security threat to British embassies abroad which might be targeted by Islamist terrorists.”

Jihad Watch Director Robert Spencer commented that Prime Minister Theresa May’s Britain “is now allowing Islamic jihadist threats of violence to determine its policies.”

The British Home Office told the Huffington Post it could not comment on individual cases.

Ashiq Masih, Bibi’s husband, who is in Britain, released a video message saying he feared for his family’s safety.

He appealed to “the Prime Minister of the U.K. help us and as far as possible grant us freedom.”

Last week, he posted a video appealing also to the leaders of the United States and Canada to help his wife and other family members to leave Pakistan safely.

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